Playing a Reference Recordings CD of Dick Hyman plays Duke Ellington. Sophisticated Lady sounds sumptuous but not at the level of a HD800 or LCD-3 where if you listen intently, can feel the hands across the piano. With the Cary 300 tubes, the Momentum sings, very smooth with vocals and the instruments separate themselves in the music. Very clean and confident with a presentation almost at the level of my Lexus LS Nakamichi sound system. That has many speakers and a subwoofer, so while the Momentum cannot pound at my stomach or give the impression that I am at the front two rows at the Jazz club, I am a few feet away from the mikes.
After some 4 hours now, with my thin rimmed glasses on, I feel no pain on my temples. the soft real leather pads gently rest on my ears. I can hear my wife's summons but the isolation is excellent. Not used to this level of quietness before with such small headphones.
Edited by paulchiu - 10/20/12 at 2:41pm